Mr. Lee Hayes, who grew up in Amagansett, NY, describes his experiences of being among the first African-Americans to train and serve in the Army Air Corps during WWII, providing a glimpse back to a vital time in US History.
Cosby Collection of African Art on Display at Smithsonian
A private collection of African-American art went on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art this week. The collectors are none other than philanthropist Camille Cosby and her husband, comedian Bill Cosby, who began acquiring pieces early on in their 50-year marriage.
19th-century photographer Hugh Mangum made portraits of both black and white Americans across the Jim Crow South. Now a modern-day photographer wants to discover the identities of the people in those pictures.
"Painted Down" is an upcoming feature documentary on the groundbreaking history of black stuntmen and women in Hollywood. The term "painted down" refers to the practice of putting white stuntmen in blackface to double for black actors and actresses.
Garrett Morris: From 'Saturday Night Live' to Septuagenarian
As one of the original cast members of "Saturday Night Live," Garrett Morris holds a rightful place in TV history. Rita Braver catches up with Morris for a look back at his remarkable life and career, including his role on "2 Broke Girls" and his new blues album.
Video Surfaces Of Willis Reed Fighting Entire Lakers Team
Willis Reed fought almost the entire Lakers team. Existing footage of the fight was rarely shown to the public, until now. Michael Rapaport's 30 for 30 doc When the Garden Was Eden (based on Harvey Araton's book of the same name, which focuses on the 1970s Knicks) debuted on ESPN tonight, and it showed the fight many have been waiting to see for decades.
Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systematic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country's largest multiracial conference on racial justice.
Fifty years ago Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize. CBS News' Dean Reynolds finds his legacy is strong in Chicago, where a history teacher has been inviting marchers from the past to talk to students of the present.
A Civil War-era photograph of slaves owned by General Robert E. Lee is now being preserved and will soon be put on public display at Lee's Arlington House. It was recently discovered, thanks to the keen eye of a local volunteer.
Remembering Lady Bird's Whistle-Stop Tour for Civil Rights
Fifty years ago, in October 1964, less than a month before the presidential elections, Lady Bird Johnson boarded a train in Washington to stump through eight Southern states -- a gamble to help win back disaffected voters after the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Opening Night for 100th Season of Karamu House Theater
Actors rehearse a scene from 'It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues' in preparation for the opening night of 100th season at the Karamu House Theater in Ohio, the oldest African American theater in the United States.
Mae C. Jemison Was First African American Woman to Travel Through Space
On June 4, 1987, Mae C. Jemison became the first African American woman ever admitted into the astronaut training program. On September 12, 1992, Jemison finally flew into space with six other astronauts aboard the Endeavour on mission STS47.